Originally built in 1887 for Theodore Mander a wealthy paint manufacturer, it was gifted to the National Trust by his son Geoffrey in the 1930's (one of the first houses apparently gifted to the NT). Not the best idea going to a NT house on one of the hottest days of the year but it was extraordinarily interesting. The house was furnished with decorations by Morris and Co, De Morgan ceramics and Kempe Glass.
The original William Morris wall coverings are still on many walls and there are some of the original vegetable dyed, hand made carpets on display. Being an Arts and Crafts House there are many exquisite pictures adorning the walls too. The gallery has a collection of the works of William and Evelyn de Morgan
- breath taking colours .
The gardens are not huge but still pleasant to wander around.
A stunning place to visit.